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Olivia Wilmarth is originally from Chesterfield, VA. She graduated with a B.S. in Global Health from Georgetown University in 2020. As a Disability Studies minor, she had the opportunity to learn more about the disability community through coursework and extracurricular events. She is now a student in the Genetic Counseling Program at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. In her future as a genetic counselor, Olivia looks forward to interacting with diverse populations and serving as an advocate for patients with disabilities and chronic illnesses.
Rachel Nicely is originally from Woodbridge, VA and graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in May 2018 with a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Psychology. In her undergraduate career, she began volunteering as a Sexual Assault Victim Advocate with a local non-profit organization. There, she found a passion for advocacy. She is now a student in the Genetic Counseling Program at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. Rachel has enjoyed working with the Center for Disability Resources and learning more about community resources, accessibility services, and inclusion initiatives. As a soon-to-be pediatric genetic counselor, she is ecstatic to bring her knowledge to her career and advocate for her patients with disabilities and chronic illnesses.